by Dr-Faustus | created - 26 Jan 2021 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

A Warning from History - Timeline of the rise and fall of Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich.

Please note: Chronology of events starts at number 67.

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1. Who Was Hitler (2017)

180 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The figure and the 'phenomenon' Adolf Hitler, who influenced the 20th century more than any other person, has not yet been fully explained, even 70 years after his death. Based on the most ... See full summary »

Director: Hermann Pölking | Stars: Adolf Hitler, David Masterson

Votes: 68

The Birth of Adolf Hitler: April 20, 1889

IMDb: Adolf Hitler.

Wikipedia: Adolf Hitler.

Wikipedia - Adolf Hitler Birthplace: Braunau am Inn, Austria-Hungary (now Austria).

The Death of Adolf Hitler: April 30, 1945

Wikipedia: Death of Adolf Hitler. ______________________________

Psychopathography of Adolf Hitler

Wikipedia: Psychopathography of Adolf Hitler.

The Mind of Adolf Hitler: The Secret Wartime Report by Psychoanalyst Walter C. Langer

Wikipedia: Walter Charles Langer.

Wikipedia: The Mind of Adolf Hitler - The report made several predictions about Hitler's future which proved to be accurate:

As the war turns against him, his emotions will intensify and will have outbursts more frequently. His public appearances will become much rarer, because he's unable to face a critical audience.

There might be an assassination attempt on him by the German aristocracy, the Wehrmacht Officers or the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht, because of his superhuman self-confidence in his military judgment.

There will be no surrender, capitulation, or peace negotiations. The course he will follow will almost certainly be the road to ideological immortality, resulting in the greatest vengeance on a world he despises.

From what we know of his psychology, the most likely possibility is that he will commit suicide in the event of defeat. It's probably true he has an inordinate fear of death, but possibly being a psychopath he would undoubtedly "screw himself up" into the superman character and perform the deed.

A Psychological Analysis of Adolf Hitler: His Life and Legend

Amazon Book: A Psychological Analysis of Adolf Hitler: His Life and Legend by Walter C. Langer. _______________________________________

Jewish Virtual Library | A Psychological Analysis of Adolf Hitler

Jewish Virtual Library: A Psychological Analysis of Adolph Hitler His Life and Legend - Psychological Analysis and Reconstruction.

Jewish Virtual Library: Psychological Analysis of Hitler's Life & Legend. _______________________

Hitler's Letters and Notes

Amazon Books: Hitler's Letters and Notes by Werner Maser.

Wikipedia: Hitler's Letters and Notes.

2. Timewatch (1982– )
Episode: Inside the Mind of Adolf Hitler (2005)

48 min | Documentary, History

Psychological analysis of the biggest madman of the 20th century.

Director: David Stewart | Stars: Michael Praed, Adolf Hitler, Jerrold Post, Richard Overy

Votes: 51

All-About-Psychology.Com: A Psychological Analysis of Adolf Hitler.

"We must understand the leaders we are contending with - you can't deter optimally a leader you don't understand; and to relegate, be it a Hitler or a Joseph Stalin or a Saddam Hussein to a crazy evil madman really degrades our capacity to deal with them optimally, because we're not thinking about what pushes them, what makes them tick." - Jerrold Post

Wikipedia: Political psychology.

3. The Meaning of Hitler (2020)

92 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

An inquiry into decades of cultural fascination with the Nazi leader, and the ramifications of such a fascination on present day politics.

Directors: Petra Epperlein, Michael Tucker | Stars: Matilda Tucker, Martin Amis, Adolf Hitler, Mike Taibbi

Votes: 417

4. Hitler: A career (1977)

Not Rated | 150 min | Documentary, History

This meticulously assembled film dissects the Third Reich with an analytical blade, charting Hitler's improbable rise, his mastery of crowd psychology and his consummate skill in exploiting others' weaknesses.

Directors: Joachim Fest, Christian Herrendoerfer | Stars: Gert Westphal, Stephen Murray, Artur Axmann, General Bergeret

Votes: 2,731

Adolf Hitler

Wikipedia: Adolf Hitler.

5. Hitler (2016–2017)

47 min | Documentary, Biography

How did Adolf Hitler go from being a teenage loner and social misfit to the German dictator and cruel tyrant of Europe? This is the definitive guide to the most hated man in history.

Stars: Mark Lisseman, Adam Wittek, Kitty de la Beche, Gabriel Castilho

Votes: 320

Wikipedia: Category: Adolf Hitler.

Holocaust Encyclopedia: Adolf Hitler.

Holocaust Encyclopedia: All Content Tagged 'Adolf Hitler'.

Adolf Hitler Timeline: April 20, 1889 - April 30, 1945

World History Project: Adolf Hitler timeline. _____________________

Adolf Hitler: Key Dates

Holocaust Encyclopedia: Adolf Hitler: Key Dates.

Adolf Hitler: Early Years, 1889 - 1913

Holocaust Encyclopedia: Adolf Hitler: Early Years, 1889-1913.

Adolf Hitler and World War I: 1913 - 1919

Holocaust Encyclopedia: Adolf Hitler and World War I: 1913-1919.

Adolf Hitler: 1919 - 1924

Holocaust Museum: Adolf Hitler: 1919-1924.

Adolf Hitler: 1924 - 1930

Holocaust Museum: Adolf Hitler: 1924-1930.

Adolf Hitler: 1930 - 1933

Holocaust Museum: Adolf Hitler: 1930-1933. _______________________________

Hitler: A Biography by Ian Kershaw

Amazon Book: Hitler: A Biography by Ian Kershaw.

Hitler: 1889-1936 Hubris

Amazon Book: Hitler: 1889-1936 Hubris by Ian Kershaw.

Hitler: 1936-1945 Nemesis

Amazon Book: Hitler: 1936-1945 Nemesis by Ian Kershaw.

7. OverSimplified (2016– )
Episode: Hitler: Part 1 (2017)

TV-14 | 6 min | Documentary, Animation, Comedy

Oversimplified explains the life of Adolf Hitler, in two parts.

Director: OverSimplified | Star: OverSimplified

Votes: 28

8. Familie Hitler - Im Schatten des Diktators (2005 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary, Biography, History

This film provides history about members of Adolf Hitler's family of origin and surviving members of his family up to the date of it's release. It highlights suspected reasoning for ... See full summary »

Directors: Oliver Halmburger, Thomas Staehler | Stars: Florian M. Beierl, Adolf Hitler, Alois Hitler, Angela Hitler

Votes: 51

Hitler Family

Wikipedia: Hitler family.

Wikipedia: Category: Hitler family.

9. Hitler the Junkie (2015)


Morphine. Crystal meth. Sedatives. Testosterone. Leeches. A German soldier's feces. A bizarre combination of substances, but just a few of the more than 70 different drugs, vitamins and ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Durlacher | Star: Mitchell Mullen

Votes: 54

Health of Adolf Hitler

Wikipedia: Health of Adolf Hitler.

Theodor Morell - Adolf Hitler's Personal Physician

Wikipedia: Theodor Morell.

10. Hitler's Riches (2014 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 46 min | Documentary

Hitler's Riches examines how Hitler during World War II use his position to power to personally enrich himself. It looks at Hitler's will dictated during his final hours in the Führerbunker... See full summary »

Director: Virginia Quinn | Stars: Corey Johnson, Herman Rothman, Helen Fry, Chris Whetton

Votes: 65

Wealth and Income of Adolf Hitler

Wikipedia: Adolf Hitler's wealth and income.

11. Nazi Underworld (2011– )
Episode: Hitler's Women (2011)


Surprising, shocking and insightful, new insights into Hitler's personal relationships reveal his fascination with young and vulnerable women - and their interest in him.

Directors: Anja Greulich, Steffi Schöbel, Tim Versteegen | Star: Allan Corduner

Votes: 11

The Women and Sexuality of Adolf Hitler

Wikipedia: Sexuality of Adolf Hitler.

Erna Hanfstaengl

Wikipedia: Erna Hanfstaengl.

Maria Reiter

Wikipedia: Maria Reiter.

Geli Raubal

Wikipedia: Geli Raubal.

12. Hitler's British Girl (2007 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary

The story of Unity Mitford, the young and unsteady British aristocrat who fell for Hitler during the 1930s.

Director: Richard Bond | Stars: Eva Braun, Martin Bright, Madeleine Brolly, Jan Dalley

Votes: 10

Unity Mitford

Wikipedia: Unity Mitford.

13. Eva Braun, images intimes (2007)
Episode: Eva Braun, dans l'intimité d'Hitler (2007)

72 min | Documentary

About the love story between the young photo assistant Eva Braun and the dictator Adolf Hitler. In this documentary film we first learn about their privacy from Eva Braun's perspective ... See full summary »

Directors: Isabelle Clarke, Daniel Costelle | Stars: Richard Berry, Eva Braun, Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Hoffmann

Votes: 53

Eva Braun - Longtime Companion of Adolf Hitler and Wife of Less Than 40 Hours

Wikipedia: Eva Braun.

WHP: Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun Meet.

14. Hitler's Best Kept Secret: The Eva Braun Tapes (2020)


Eva Braun. Hitler's mistress and eventual wife. A woman with a passion for photography and film, documenting the daily ongoings among Hitler's inner circle. Imagine the outrage to seeing ... See full summary »

Director: Danielle Winter | Stars: Bryan J. Olson, Lisa Pine, Guy Walters

15. Hitler and the Children of Obersalzberg (2018 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary, History

The Obersalzberg retreat was the summer residence and retreat of Adolf Hitler, Eva Braun and his closest confidants in the Nazi regime. The public are mainly familiar with fi lm footage and... See full summary »

Director: Robert Altenburger | Stars: Gerhard Bartels, Marga Benkert, Axel Drecoll, Matthias Eder

Votes: 20


Wikipedia: Obersalzberg.

Wikipedia: Berghof (residence).

Wikipedia: Kehlsteinhaus.

Hitler and the Children of Obersalzberg

IMDb Link: Official Site [Austria].

"The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation." - Adolf Hitler

Hitler Youth

Wikipedia: Hitler Youth. _______________________________________

Children in the Holocaust - The Systematic Murder of an Estimated 1.5 Million Children

Wikipedia: Children in the Holocaust.

Wikipedia: Category: Children in the Holocaust.

Holocaust Encyclopedia: Children During the Holocaust.

Child Euthanasia in Nazi Germany

Wikipedia: Child euthanasia in Nazi Germany.

Nazi Birthing Centers for Foreign Workers

Wikipedia: Nazi birthing centers for foreign workers.

Kidnapping of Children by Nazi Germany

Wikipedia: Kidnapping of children by Nazi Germany.


Wikipedia: Heuaktion.

16. The Day I Met Hitler (2020)

88 min | Documentary, War

The second World War and the Holocaust in the eyes of children who met Hitler. How it changed their lives and ours. 75 years after the end of World War II The son of Holocaust survivor ... See full summary »

Director: Ronen Israelski

17. Nazis: Evolution of Evil (2013– )


How did Adolf Hitler and his small band of criminal conspirators persuade the German people to follow him into a nightmare of brutality, genocide, and military defeat? This 10-episode ... See full summary »

Stars: Lee Neville, Alex Dee, Wesley Lloyd, Klemens Koehring

Votes: 118

Making a Leader

Holocaust Encyclopedia: Making a Leader.

Adolf Hitler's Cult of Personality

Wikipedia: Cult of personality.

"Big Lie" - Propaganda Device

Wikipedia: Big lie.

"The great masses of the people... will more easily fall victims to a great lie than to a small one." - Adolf Hitler | Mein Kampf

Political Views of Adolf Hitler

Wikipedia: Political views of Adolf Hitler.

Wikipedia: List of Nazi ideologues.

18. Dear Uncle Adolf: The Germans and Their Führer (2010 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary, History

More than any other historical documents, It is the personal private letters written by a people to "their" dictator that provide the most intimate glimpses of the history of the Third ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Kloft, Mathias von der Heide | Stars: Peter Buchholz, Gerhard Garbers, Fritzi Haberlandt, Adolf Hitler

Votes: 15

Amazon Prime Video: Dear Uncle Adolf.

19. Hitler: A Film from Germany (1977)

442 min | Biography, Drama

Director Hans-Jurgen Syberberg examines the rise and fall of the Third Reich in this brooding seven-hour masterpiece, which incorporates puppetry, rear-screen projection, and a Wagnerian ... See full summary »

Director: Hans-Jürgen Syberberg | Stars: Heinz Schubert, Peter Kern, Hellmut Lange, Rainer von Artenfels

Votes: 861

20. The Third Reich, in Color (1998 TV Movie)

105 min | Documentary, War

Most of what we know about World War II comes from monochromatic images and pictures. But this documentary brings something different: it's a fascinating collage of colored images from that... See full summary »

Director: Michael Kloft | Stars: Ion Antonescu, Martin Bormann, Eva Braun, Winston Churchill

Votes: 278

The Third Reich

Wikipedia: Nazi Germany.

Glossary of Nazi Germany

Wikipedia: Glossary of Nazi Germany.

21. Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt (2015)

125 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

A documentary about the life and work of Hannah Arendt, the prolific and unclassifiable thinker, political theorist, moral philosopher and polemicist, and with her encounter with the trial of Eichmann a high ranking Nazi.

Director: Ada Ushpiz | Stars: Hannah Arendt, Jury Andruchowytsch, Aharon Appelfeld, Steven Asheim

Votes: 216

The Origins of Totalitarianism

Wikipedia: Hannah Arendt.

Wikipedia: The Origins of Totalitarianism.

Amazon Books: The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt.

Wikipedia: Totalitarianism.

"The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the convinced Communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction (i.e., the reality of experience) and the distinction between true and false (i.e., the standards of thought) no longer exist." - Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism

22. The Nazis: A Warning from History (1997)

292 min | Documentary, History, War

An examination of how a cultured people could have allowed Adolf Hitler's rise to power.

Stars: Samuel West, Adolf Buchner, Jutta Rüdiger, Günther Ruschin

Votes: 1,664

The Nazis: A Warning from History

Amazon Books: The Nazis - A Warning from History by Laurence Rees.

Amazon DVD: The Nazis: A Warning from History. _______


Wikipedia: Nazism.

Early Timeline of Nazism

Wikipedia: Early timeline of Nazism.

German Nationalism

Wikipedia: German nationalism.

Rallying the Nation

Holocaust Encyclopedia: Rallying the Nation.

"Volksgemeinschaft" (People's Community)

Wikipedia: Volksgemeinschaft.

"Volkische Bewegung" (Völkisch Movement)

Wikipedia: Völkisch movement - Blood and soil (Nationalist Slogan).

The Nazi Rise to Power

The Holocaust Encyclopedia: The Nazi Rise to Power.

"Gleichschaltung" (Co-ordination) - The Nazification of Germany

Wikipedia: Gleichschaltung.

Nazism and the German People

Pdf | Nazism and the German People: A Historiography by Kevin Korst. ______________________

Consequences of Nazism

Wikipedia: Consequences of Nazism. _______________________________________

The Roots of Nazi Psychology: Hitler's Utopian Barbarism

Amazon Book: The Roots of Nazi Psychology: Hitler's Utopian Barbarism by Jay Y. Gonen.

23. Hitler: Empire of Evil (2020)


Adolf Hitler's regime of terror and destruction inflicted brutal horrors throughout the Third Reich. Ideas of making Germany great again and establishing a pure race indoctrinated the ... See full summary »

Director: Danielle Winter | Stars: Bryan J. Olson, Lisa Pine, Guy Walters

Votes: 14

25. Hitler's Most Wanted (2019)

Documentary, History

Hitler's Most Wanted takes a fresh look at how and why a generation of men and women living in a cultured, European society became the leaders of one of the most barbaric regimes of all ... See full summary »

Stars: James Ellis, Anthony Cantor, Guy Walters, Matthew Shane

Votes: 44

Nazi Party Leaders and Officials

Wikipedia: Category: Nazi Party officials.

Wikipedia: List of Nazi Party leaders and officials. _______________________________________

The Face of the Third Reich: Portraits of the Nazi Leadership

Amazon Book: The Face of the Third Reich: Portraits of the Nazi Leadership by Joachim E. Fest.

26. Hitler's Henchmen (2020)


The regime of the Nazi Party inflicted terror, destruction, and brutal horrors throughout the Third Reich. Ideas of making Germany great again indoctrinated the German people to support ... See full summary »

Director: Danielle Winter | Stars: Bryan J. Olson, Lisa Pine, Guy Walters

IMDb Watch Now Link: Screener of 'Hitler's Henchmen'.

Hermann Göring

Wikipedia: Hermann Göring.

Holocaust Encyclopedia: Hermann Göring: Key Dates.

Holocaust Encyclopedia: All Content Tagged 'Hermann Göring'.

Heinrich Himmler

Wikipedia: Heinrich Himmler.

Holocaust Encyclopedia: Heinrich Himmler: Key Dates.

Holocaust Encyclopedia: All Content Tagged 'Heinrich Himmler'.

Rudolf Hess

Wikipedia: Rudolf Hess.

Holocaust Encyclopedia: All Content Tagged 'Rudolf Hess'.

30. Hitler's Generals (1996– )
Episode: Dönitz - Der Nachfolger (1996)

53 min | Documentary, Biography, War

The life and career of Karl Donitz Hitlers uboat chief, then head of navy and finally Hitlers successors as chief of state.

Directors: Thorsten Jess, Ursula Nellessen | Stars: Christian Brückner, Karl Dönitz, Adolf Hitler, David Ritchie

Votes: 23

Karl Dönitz

Wikipedia: Karl Dönitz.

Holocaust Encyclopedia: Karl Dönitz.

31. Hitler's Generals (1996– )
Episode: Goebbels - Der Brandstifter (1996)

54 min | Documentary, Biography, War

The life and crimes of Hitler's propaganda minister - Joseph Goebbels.

Directors: Peter Hartl, Guido Knopp | Stars: Christian Brückner, Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler, David Ritchie

Votes: 20

Joseph Goebbels

Wikipedia: Joseph Goebbels.

Holocaust Encyclopedia: All Content Tagged 'Joseph Goebbels'.

32. Dr. Todt - Berufung und Werk (1935)

36 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

Dr. Fritz Todt was the major architect of Hitler's extensive underground bunker systems. But he is most well known as the civil engineer that designed the Autobahn, a legacy that lives on ... See full summary »

Star: Fritz Todt

Fritz Todt - Succeeded by Albert Speer

Wikipedia: Fritz Todt.

34. Hitler's Generals (1996– )
Episode: Speer - Der Architekt (1996)

53 min | Documentary, Biography, War

Add a Plot

Director: Peter Adler | Stars: Christian Brückner, Traudl Junge, David Ritchie, Albert Speer

Votes: 22

Albert Speer

Wikipedia: Albert Speer.

Holocaust Encyclopedia: Albert Speer.

Holocaust Encyclopedia: All Content Tagged 'Albert Speer'.

Adolf Eichmann

Wikipedia: Adolf Eichmann.

Holocaust Encyclopedia: Adolf Eichmann.

Holocaust Encyclopedia: Adolf Eichmann: Key Dates.

Holocaust Encyclopedia: All Content Tagged 'Adolf Eichmann'.

Joachim von Ribbentrop

Wikipedia: Joachim von Ribbentrop.

Holocaust Encyclopedia: All Content Tagged 'Joachim von Ribbentrop.

Josef Mengele

Wikipedia: Josef Mengele.

Holocaust Encyclopedia: Josef Mengele.

Holocaust Encyclopedia: All Content Tagged 'Josef Mengele'.

Roland Freisler

Wikipedia: Roland Freisler.

Martin Bormann

Wikipedia: Martin Bormann.

40. Hitler's Generals (1996– )
Episode: Schirach - Der Hitler-Junge (1998)

43 min | Documentary, Biography, War